Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hyperfocus, Confusion, and Sundowning

The positive effects from the HBOT treatment on Thursday lasted about 24 hours. Since then, it has been like living with a 14-year-old Alzheimer's patient.

Before church on Christmas Sunday, we transformed the futon bed where KK has been sleeping into a couch so we would be able to open presents by the tree with Nannie and Grampy afterwards. When she got home from church, KK put her stuff in the room like she normally would. I explained to her that we needed to clear the space so we could all sit down and that she would need to put her stuff in the living room. While we were opening presents, KK became hyperfocused on where her Kindle was (which I reminded her multiple times was in the pink bag that she put in the living room) and wasn't able to focus on the present (pun totally intended).

After we opened all the gifts and ate lunch, Nannie and Grampy went home and I made KK take a nap on the futon couch. KK woke up very confused and just cried...I assume it was due to the fact that the room was different than she was used to.

KK seems pretty good when she wakes up in the morning -- sweet, but forgetful. However, by mid-afternoon, KK becomes much more agitated -- nervous and frustrated, not in an angry or mean way -- that she can't remember something and somber when she is not engaged in conversation.

Thankfully, we are back at The Rothfeld Center in Plymouth Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Keep praying that the insurance stuff will get sorted out so we can begin the more effective treatments at The Wound Care Center at St. Vincent Hospital.


Mindy said...

Praying for a quick approval so you can start at St. V's ASAP!

Terri said...

Praying for grace for you both and a speedy insurance approval. Also for positive effects from treatments this week!